This is a discussion on Buyer's remorse anyone? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by LimaCharlie I have bought, sold, and traded hundreds of guns since the first one in 1962. @ Nifty I'm similar to @ ...
Nifty I'm similar to @LimaCharlie , acquiring my first firearm in 1962. A lot of water under the bridge since them. My memory isn't quite as sharp as it use to be, so this thread led me to review my records to jog my memory. I have been disappointed a few times, particularly with used firearms purchased over the internet, and more peculiar is that I have had more issues with rifles than handguns. It seems that less than scrupulous folks can hide more things with the pics of long arms than handguns.
I purchased a bolt action rifle on the internet from a dealer in Ft. Worth, Texas last year, one that I had been on the look out for quite a while, ever since my oldest son had laid claim to one just like this one, a Ruger Mk I RL with tang safety in .25-06. When I received the firearm it didn't have the correct red butt pad. I thought, okay, I can replace that. I went to take the barreled action out of the stock and found that someone had glass bedded the action without using release agent. You do not want to do that! Nearly impossible to get the action out of the stock without some damage to the stock. When everything was said and done, rifle restored to near what I thought I had purchased, I was so aggravated with the rifle I sold it without ever shooting it. As they say, let the buyer beware of used firearms purchased over the internet.
All in all, if you never venture anything you will never gain anything. That is my approach to purchasing firearms. Some will just not work out, and they move on to someone else, with full disclosure made if there are actual issues beyond just my own personal preferences.
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Yes, I've had a couple and I sold them finally after I just just couldn't stand to shoot them anymore.
Nope, but I've had sellers remorse many times.
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Yes...... Everytime I get caught up in a bidding war on Gunbroker.com! Doesn’t happen anymore, but it’s bitten me on the rump a few times....
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Erma .22 luger. true piece of crap. Bought it back in the 80's. To be honest, the only real mistake I made, so I will take that 1. For $200 what did I expect?
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I bought a Para Ordnance LDA 45. It was the perfect size. It was accurate. Nice to carry. It was very unreliable. Just when I thought it was broke in it would jam. In a years time it went back to Para 4 or 5 times. They finally sent me a new gun. By the time I got the new one I was over it. I sold the new one and recouped my money. I’ve carried Revolvers ever since then.
Two Revolvers, Two Reloads, every day, all day.
I've had some buyer's remorse over my XDm .40 - bought ~2007, not long after they'd been released. The pistol got a lot of hype in the gun press, and I figured it would be good to have a high-capacity pistol in .40 S&W.
Never could warm up to the gun, or the caliber. I don't think the Croatian "Hrvatski Samokres" pistols compare very favorably with competing models from S&W, Sig, or a few others, in terms of "fit 'n finish" or ergos. The XDm has pretty much sat in the safe for the last 10 years. The only reason I still have it is that Mrs. kW3's coyote gun is a PCC in .40 S&W, and I figure that if I'm going to keep .40 ammo on hand, I might as well have a couple of guns that shoot it!
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I have owned a lot different guns.
If there is a gun I don’t like, I get rid of it.
Most of the guns I got rid of, I didn’t do my homework to research how it is. Reliability issues, quality issues, heavier trigger, ergonomics, or traded towards other designs.
Guns I have let go by trading or selling:
Springfield XD SC 9
Springfield XDM 9
Beretta 92 FS INOX, twice
Sig Sauer P220, twice
Ruger GP100, twice
Ruger SP 101
Ruger LCR 38
Ruger Mark II 22/45
Sako Tikka 308, lightweight
S&W M&P 9 mm
S&W Sigma 9 mm
Smith and Wesson 640
Smith and Wesson 442
S&W 627 Pro
Sig Sauer P229 Legion 9 mm
Sig Sauer 229 9 mm
Star Firestar 9 mm
Detonics Combat Master V, 45 ACP
Ed Brown Kobra Carry 1911
Guncrafter No Name 1911
Wilson CQB 1911
Kimber Ultra Raptor 1911
Kimber Pro Raptor 1911
Para Ordnance 1911 P14 (Canada)
HK Mark 23
HK 45 USP
HK 45 Compact
FNH FNP 45
Remington 700 223
Saiga 12 Shotgun
VEPR 12 Shotgun
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Colt Python 8”
Colt Python 4”
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A Taurus G2...For my B-Day sight unseen...Based on the hype on how great it was and how Taurus got this one right.
Terrible Trigger...Finish rubs off every time you touch it...Mags rattle in Mag well...Mag release button fell out on the range.
To its credit it eats everything i feed it but but i rarely shoot it and can't get rid of it because my soulmate got it for me.
3 of the 4 Kahr pistols I’ve been stupid enough to buy...reliability and durability issues (all sold)
Saiga AK rifle in .308...inaccurate, unreliable, and poorly finished (sold)
Glock 43...too snappy for my wife, did nothing better than a G26 for me (sold)
Ruger LCR (sold) and SP101...great revolvers, but my wife can’t work the heavy triggers consistently
Rem 870 Express pump shotgun...extraction problems caused by poor finishing on barrel extension
Mossberg Shockwave...cool gun, but no ranges near me will allow it except one, and that one only with slugs
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Glock 43 - For me, it's the perfect size to be not very useful. Too big for pocket carry, and if I'm carrying on my belt I can conceal a much larger gun so the G43 was useless. Sold it for about what I had into it.
Glock 26 - I mention this probly too often, but it was the most unreliable gun I have ever owned. Replaced parts til I found the problem then sold it at a small loss to a friend.
S&W 625 Night Guard - Just too light of a gun to shoot comfortably. Traded it for a M28 that had been modded to shoot 45 LC.
S&W 686 Perf Center - Just never grew to like it. It felt like a mutated K frame in my hand, but not in a good way. Traded it for a almost new 625 PC.
Now that's such a silly question as my second 358 Norma Magnum should be shipped tomorrow.